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Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Paducah KY
704 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Southern Perry County in south central Illinois...
Northern Union County in southern Illinois...
Northern Johnson County in southern Illinois...
Williamson County in southern Illinois...
Jackson County in southern Illinois...
Franklin County in south central Illinois...
Bollinger County in southeastern Missouri...
Perry County in southeastern Missouri...
Northern Wayne County in southeastern Missouri...
Northern Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri...

* Until 100 AM CDT

* At 700 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to
begin shortly. The heavy rain will fall across areas that have
already experienced extremely high rainfall totals of 4 to 8
inches over the last 24 hours or so.

Portions of southern Illinois in particular could see flash flooding
develop quickly once again. We are concerned about flash flooding
from Greenville to Perryville in southeast Missouri as well.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Carbondale, Marion, Jackson, Herrin, Perryville, West Frankfort,
Murphysboro, Benton, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville, Carterville, Anna,
Johnston City, Christopher, Piedmont, Jonesboro, Marble Hill,
Greenville, Sam A Baker State Park and Rend Lake Area.


Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.


LAT...LON 3727 9073 3727 9055 3732 9055 3732 9014
3764 9015 3787 8994 3791 8985 3780 8968
3796 8959 3803 8959 3815 8915 3812 8914
3812 8870 3756 8871 3740 8964 3705 9043
3706 9078


Flash Flood Watch
Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton-
Union KY-Henderson-Daviess-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-
Wayne MO-Carter-Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-
New Madrid-
Including the cities of Mount Vernon, Fairfield, Albion,
Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, West Frankfort, McLeansboro, Carmi,
Carbondale, Murphysboro, Herrin, Harrisburg, Shawneetown,
Jonesboro, Vienna, Golconda, Elizabethtown, Cairo, Mound City,
Metropolis, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville,
Boonville, Rockport, Hickman, Clinton, Bardwell, Wickliffe,
Paducah, Morganfield, Henderson, Owensboro, Perryville,
Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Piedmont, Van Buren,
Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, Sikeston, Charleston,
and New Madrid
440 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017


The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, White, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* Through late Sunday night

* The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeastern
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and a few
border counties of Western Kentucky along the Ohio and
Mississippi Rivers. Numerous thunderstorms with very heavy rain
are expected to spread eastward across mainly southeastern
Missouri and parts of southern Illinois this evening, and
develop there again overnight. This will only worsen an already
serious situation in this part of the region. Meanwhile, areas
further east may not see much precipitation tonight. However,
thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall are expected to expand
eastward into the rest of the region throughout the day Sunday.
Radar estimates of as much as eight inches of rain have already
fallen over parts of the watch area. An additional two to six
inches of rain is expected to occur before the storm system
exits the area Sunday night, with the heaviest rainfall expected
in the Missouri Ozark Foothills. Locally higher amounts are
also possible where numerous thunderstorms move across the same

* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding of some
roadways and streams, the heavy rainfall is expected to cause
further rises on many of the area rivers, particularly the
smaller rivers in southeast Missouri, such as the Saint Francis,
Black, and Current rivers. Given the widespread rainfall across
the region, other larger river systems, such as the Mississippi
and Ohio Rivers will see rises in water levels occur in early
May. Due to the prolonged period of rain, some of the flash
flood warnings that are issued may be transitioned to overland
flood warnings.


A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


Flood Warning
936 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Big Muddy River near Plumfield.
* from late tonight until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Saturday the stage was 19.2 feet.
* Flood Stage is 20.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by after midnight tonight and
continue to rise to near 27.8 feet by Tuesday morning.


LAT...LON 3801 8901 3801 8895 3789 8898 3778 8915
3784 8915 3792 8906


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